HMS Bandit (W 69)
Rescue Tug of the Brigand class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland)|
|Launched||15 Feb 1938|
Bandit was based in Simonstown, South Africa for part of the war. In 1947 she was renamed Briton. From 15 June until 29 June 1948 Briton was docked for the last time in the Selborne dry dock at Simonstown prior to her return to the U.K. In 1960 Briton was sold to commercial use.
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Notable events involving Bandit include:
10 Jul 1940
HMRT Bandit tries to salvage the Dutch merchant Alwaki that had been torpedoed by German U-boat U-61 in convoy OA-180 about 10 miles north-east of Cape Wrath, but the ship foundered in the evening.
- ADM 199/1836
- ADM 173/18857
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.